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Jwlj
07-31-2012, 10:08 AM
Thead to share pictures, links and any info you have for solutions you've found to install an LED DRL bar in our cars.

There are already posts here for the OEM ones available in the europe market.

Post any links you find.


Link to gallery from a Russian CX-5 Forum.
This actually came out pretty well. I don't see any information as to what LED bar was used nor did they provide a how to DIY.
Almost looks like a dealer is taking it upon themselves to provide it at point of sale.

http://www.microsofttranslator.com/bv.aspx?from=&to=en&a=http%3A%2F%2Fcx-5.ru%2Fgallery%2Fimage%2F2043%2F

http://i46.tinypic.com/29o48ih.jpg

Jwlj
07-31-2012, 10:11 AM
BTW here is a pic of the OEM LED DRL for those unaware

http://i45.tinypic.com/34pfmdi.jpg
http://i46.tinypic.com/mooaw.jpg
http://i50.tinypic.com/vyvbeg.jpg

CX_CO
07-31-2012, 10:39 AM
I wasn't sure how Brabus style DRL's would look on the CX-5, but this actually looks pretty good. What would be really cool are Audi style DRL's built into the headlight. Maybe following the lines of the headlight accent.

Jwlj
07-31-2012, 12:04 PM
I wasn't sure how Brabus style DRL's would look on the CX-5, but this actually looks pretty good. What would be really cool are Audi style DRL's built into the headlight. Maybe following the lines of the headlight accent.

I've thought about that as well.
I'm actually considiering doing a headlight mod. Not sure if I will go through the design though.
Here is a post on that subject from HID retro fitting site I frequent.
http://www.hidplanet.com/forums/showthread.php?46888-Your-opinion-Will-it-look-good&highlight=good

CX_CO
07-31-2012, 05:51 PM
The first post on the thread is exactly what I'd like to do with mine. I'm just afraid I'd break too many things in the process, haha.



I've thought about that as well.
I'm actually considiering doing a headlight mod. Not sure if I will go through the design though.
Here is a post on that subject from HID retro fitting site I frequent.
http://www.hidplanet.com/forums/showthread.php?46888-Your-opinion-Will-it-look-good&highlight=good

Jwlj
08-01-2012, 07:54 AM
I've been doing alot of research to do one like that.
I'm starting to look into how hyundai did their design on the sonata hybrid. It would work for our cars I think, but with smaller LED's.
In the mean time I'm waiting to see how the xStrips turn out from TRS when they release them in about 2 months.
Look up their xB Ring to see the output. It's crazy. The tech behind them is great. Way better then the LED strips you buy from autozone or some cheap led site.

Jwlj
08-03-2012, 10:14 AM
http://i48.tinypic.com/ea16jk.jpg

Jwlj
08-03-2012, 10:16 AM
http://i45.tinypic.com/juigw2.jpg

Lupi
08-10-2012, 02:50 PM
http://www.oznium.com/led-drl-fog-light

The streight one will work above the fog lights

Jwlj
08-10-2012, 08:53 PM
Pretty much what they used in my first post.

Do it! :-)

Lupi
08-16-2012, 04:06 PM
Pretty much what they used in my first post.

Do it! :-)

I have 2 pictures in my photos profile

Lupi
08-16-2012, 04:10 PM
http://i45.tinypic.com/juigw2.jpg
How do you put the picture on your post?

Lupi
08-16-2012, 04:13 PM
I do not know how to post pics like you did. I have installed DRLs on my CX5, see my photos in profile.

CX-5um
08-16-2012, 04:22 PM
I do not know how to post pics like you did. I have installed DRLs on my CX5, see my photos in profile.

Saw your pics. How hard is the install?

Jwlj
08-17-2012, 02:29 PM
Lupi,

If you want to post a pic so it shows up on the forum
go to a pic hosting site. I use tinypic.com a lot. Imgur works well too.

It'll ask for you to upload the pic from your computer, or provide the URL if you just want to copy the image from the internet.

You'll then need to type in some code to verify that your a person and not a robot. It'll then give you a bunch of links to use depending on what your posting the image to.

Use the one provided for message boards.

Just copy that text and paste it in your thread. It'll automatically show the image when you hit the post thread/ reply button.

raden
08-20-2012, 10:29 AM
http://i45.tinypic.com/juigw2.jpg

I love this look, I would like to figure out how to wire them into my DRL's. Anyone have any suggestions?

PhoenixINX
08-20-2012, 11:42 AM
BTW here is a pic of the OEM LED DRL for those unaware
http://i46.tinypic.com/mooaw.jpg

Has anyone tried to source this lower bumper component? It looks like that whole section is two piece - with USDM NOT including the LED, and EDM and MEDM (Euro/Middle East) having it. This should be a great and easy do it yourself. We just need part numbers to order. :)

Wheelie
08-20-2012, 06:02 PM
This is the european parts number KD45-V5-750
Mazda is making a diffrence between the halogen and xenon cars.
Look at Mazda.de or Mazda.nl

Gr. Karl

Jwlj
08-21-2012, 12:26 PM
I don't think he was asking for the P/N for the LED kit, but rather the bumper itself, specifically the lower black portion of the bumper.

I haven't looked to see if it is two pieces or just 1 piece painted.

raden
08-21-2012, 12:28 PM
I don't think he was asking for the P/N for the LED kit, but rather the bumper itself, specifically the lower black portion of the bumper.

I haven't looked to see if it is two pieces or just 1 piece painted.

I had seen the manual somewhere for the install of those LED modules. The manual called for removing the bumper cover and cutting out holes for the LED modules.

Jwlj
08-21-2012, 04:41 PM
Yep
You also need the harness to move the drl from the headlight to the LEDs.
If you have bixenon, it's one harness, if you have halogen you need two harnesses.

I posted part numbers in another thread.
I think it's the same thread as the instructions.

Looks pretty easy.
I installed fogs in cars before, it seems to be the same procedure.
Cut, mount, wire

Lupi
08-29-2012, 08:26 AM
http://www.mazdas247.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=196936&d=1345147246
The install was very easy. The problem I had was the light holders were to big I had to cut some of the aluminum holder away. The streight ones should fit fine. To mount them I had to drill 2 holes for the studs and one for the wire.

PhoenixINX
09-03-2012, 12:36 AM
I had seen the manual somewhere for the install of those LED modules. The manual called for removing the bumper cover and cutting out holes for the LED modules.

Which this makes sense - as the kit suggests a bezel is included.

Includes LED-lights, front and rear bezel. (http://phwt.mazda.co.uk/gb/en/CX5/8/AccessoryDetails/f1cf0da1-68f9-431f-9740-0d995f37f0b3)

If we have to supply power from the current DRL, we have a Xenon equipped car, so that should be simply enough.

Sadly it seems no one has found someone that can ship, plus $350+shipping is steep for just bling. :D

While we're at it... these are sharp as well!

http://phwt.mazda.co.uk/Image/GetImage/5626

mobius120487
09-03-2012, 10:32 AM
I like those!!!!(iagree)

puddle.jumper
09-03-2012, 03:40 PM
While we're at it... these are sharp as well!

http://phwt.mazda.co.uk/Image/GetImage/5626

i like the blue version of those. they also sell a separate wiring kit for those door sills if you add the welcome illumination light under the foot wells. the cost was high though. i think saw that either on the uk or australian mazda site at one time.

haven't ordered any, but found there's chinese knockoffs as well with electroluminescent backlights
http://www.aliexpress.com/product-fm/617971633-free-shipping-mazda-CX-5-2012-door-sill-scuff-plates-with-LED-lamp-wholesalers.html

and also other ones with led. i'm not digging the rectangle box display though. almost looks like an led scroll sign, which would be kinda cool if it did.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/New-LED-304-Stainless-Steel-Door-Sill-Scuff-Plate-For-Mazda-CX-5-2012-2013-/271049534442

mobius120487
09-03-2012, 05:35 PM
I like the LED one but how difficult to hook up I wonder

stromdriver
09-04-2012, 10:55 PM
i like the el plates, never heard of that site though, if could find those on ebay i'd consider them

mobius120487
09-05-2012, 07:09 AM
You can find all those kick plates on ebay

Lupi
09-06-2012, 04:32 PM
<a href="http://s1065.photobucket.com/albums/u390/leolupi22/?action=view&amp;current=8cdc87ba.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u390/leolupi22/8cdc87ba.jpg" border="0" alt="CX-5, Mazda"></a>

Jwlj
09-09-2012, 07:51 PM
Lupi, You ordered the set from Germany or is that a phillips kit?
Looks great!

More pics?! With them on? :)

Lupi
09-13-2012, 11:39 AM
Saw your pics. How hard is the install?

The streight LED DRLs are Super easy to install. I installed the "L" shape ones and had to cut the metal to make them fit. I installed the LED DRLs just drill two holes for the studs remove part of the under bumper cover to get your hand in there to put the nuts on the studs, and tapped the wires into the headlight DRLs

tireman1
09-13-2012, 07:33 PM
Ordered OEM LED DRLS from site in uk very nice folks but not cheap

Applauso
09-14-2012, 02:58 AM
The streight LED DRLs are Super easy to install. I installed the "L" shape ones and had to cut the metal to make them fit. I installed the LED DRLs just drill two holes for the studs remove part of the under bumper cover to get your hand in there to put the nuts on the studs, and tapped the wires into the headlight DRLsAny chance of a pic?

Lupi
09-14-2012, 10:10 AM
Any chance of a pic?

Click on my Lupi name view profile and go to photos and there are 2 pics

Lupi
09-14-2012, 10:12 AM
Any chance of a pic?

Click on my Lupi name, view profile then go to photos. there are 2 photos.

rusty42
01-05-2013, 03:16 AM
tireman1, did they ship outside of UK? Trying to buy these and no one will ship to Canada.

tireman1
01-05-2013, 11:49 AM
To the best of my knowledge yes.The dealer is Bourne Road Mazda ,the contact in parts is Andrew.They are great people check out some of the other accessories the UK offers.

rusty42
01-05-2013, 12:03 PM
I checked their website...they don't allow shipping outside of UK. :(

J.Mike.CX5
01-06-2013, 10:44 AM
Ebay sells these, from Hong Kong.

Chrome: http://www.ebay.com/itm/High-Quality-Chrome-DRL-LED-Daytime-Running-Lights-DRL-2012-Mazda-CX-5-/110991720405?hash=item19d79f3fd5&item=110991720405&pt=Motors_Car_Truck_Parts_Accessories&vxp=mtr






Thead to share pictures, links and any info you have for solutions you've found to install an LED DRL bar in our cars.

There are already posts here for the OEM ones available in the europe market.

Post any links you find.


Link to gallery from a Russian CX-5 Forum.
This actually came out pretty well. I don't see any information as to what LED bar was used nor did they provide a how to DIY.
Almost looks like a dealer is taking it upon themselves to provide it at point of sale.

http://www.microsofttranslator.com/bv.aspx?from=&to=en&a=http%3A%2F%2Fcx-5.ru%2Fgallery%2Fimage%2F2043%2F

http://i46.tinypic.com/29o48ih.jpg

Evan55
03-31-2013, 11:58 PM
Ebay sells these, from Hong Kong.

Chrome: http://www.ebay.com/itm/High-Quality-Chrome-DRL-LED-Daytime-Running-Lights-DRL-2012-Mazda-CX-5-/110991720405?hash=item19d79f3fd5&item=110991720405&pt=Motors_Car_Truck_Parts_Accessories&vxp=mtr

has anyone ordered and installed these?

ctaguchi
04-25-2013, 06:40 PM
has anyone order and installed these from ebay?
http://www.ebay.com/itm/281091319394?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649

fletcheru
04-28-2013, 12:06 PM
Yes, and they are good

Evan55
04-29-2013, 11:26 AM
are they on with the DRLs in the headlights or do they replace the DRLs in the headlights?

nXt
04-29-2013, 12:08 PM
Yes, and they are good

Please give more information about http://www.ebay.com/itm/281091319394
Is it 'plug and play'? Any wire splicing required?
Do you have Touring model, or is your CX-5 have DRL in the highbeams? Do these turn on with the DRL?
More details please.

First MZ
05-10-2014, 01:20 PM
Installed this DRLs led bars last week, and disconnected the stock yellowish DRLs.
http://i57.tinypic.com/2j3gp4w.jpg
http://i60.tinypic.com/1zx5xzq.jpg

lighting
05-11-2014, 01:34 AM
for your reference

http://i1349.photobucket.com/albums/p751/Kbjp_Kbjp/IMG_0979_zps6a6adbb7.jpg (http://s1349.photobucket.com/user/Kbjp_Kbjp/media/IMG_0979_zps6a6adbb7.jpg.html)

squeaky
05-11-2014, 09:17 AM
for your reference

http://i1349.photobucket.com/albums/p751/Kbjp_Kbjp/IMG_0979_zps6a6adbb7.jpg (http://s1349.photobucket.com/user/Kbjp_Kbjp/media/IMG_0979_zps6a6adbb7.jpg.html)

What is this?
Looks cool

lighting
05-11-2014, 01:15 PM
http://i1349.photobucket.com/albums/p751/Kbjp_Kbjp/IMG_0037_zps2a94ab36.jpg (http://s1349.photobucket.com/user/Kbjp_Kbjp/media/IMG_0037_zps2a94ab36.jpg.html)

another looks (attn)

mtvon2
05-11-2014, 03:56 PM
Installed this DRLs led bars last week, and disconnected the stock yellowish DRLs.
http://i57.tinypic.com/2j3gp4w.jpg
http://i60.tinypic.com/1zx5xzq.jpgI like these DRLs the best because you can't see the individual bulbs. How did you mount them? From where did you order these? Thanks.

Iceman04503
05-11-2014, 06:52 PM
Installed this DRLs led bars last week, and disconnected the stock yellowish DRLs.
http://i57.tinypic.com/2j3gp4w.jpg
http://i60.tinypic.com/1zx5xzq.jpg

Those are nice. Where can i get a set of those? Did you mount them with 3m double sided tape?

First MZ
05-11-2014, 09:12 PM
I like these DRLs the best because you can't see the individual bulbs. How did you mount them? From where did you order these? Thanks.

I bought it from a local store, it is Philips Daytime Light Guide, guess you could easily get them by online ordering.
Take out the fog lamp cover, install the bracket (included) to the bumper by the self tapping screws (include). Push the light assembly into the bracket, it a 'click on' fit. Then carefully measure and make a window cutout on the fog lamp cover. Reinstall the fog lamp cover, and you good to go.

First MZ
05-11-2014, 09:15 PM
Those are nice. Where can i get a set of those? Did you mount them with 3m double sided tape?

Hi Iceman, no, I didn't mount them with 3m double sided tape, for details check out the previous post, enjoy.

mtvon2
05-12-2014, 01:42 AM
I bought it from a local store, it is Philips Daytime Light Guide, guess you could easily get them by online ordering.
Take out the fog lamp cover, install the bracket (included) to the bumper by the self tapping screws (include). Push the light assembly into the bracket, it a 'click on' fit. Then carefully measure and make a window cutout on the fog lamp cover. Reinstall the fog lamp cover, and you good to go.Thanks First. These lights are not cheap. The least expensive price I could find is about $220. But they are the best looking DRL I have seen so far.

Iceman04503
05-13-2014, 01:07 PM
http://www.theretrofitsource.com/led-lighting/morimoto-x-drl-led-running-light-48618.html#.U3JQBHmYbcs

What do you guys think of this one?

Iceman04503
05-13-2014, 03:04 PM
Theres always this: http://store.ijdmtoy.com/High-Power-COB-LED-Daytime-Running-Lights-p/60-079.htm
For 79.99 its not a bad price.

First MZ
05-14-2014, 10:50 AM
Pictures shown they are both well built and having tough body, not bad. Not sure they have the dim function when the headlights/parking lights are turned on, since the description of the products didn't mention it. The oncoming cars will find the DRLs on their full brightness very distracting at night...

Iceman04503
05-14-2014, 04:47 PM
I emailed IJDMTOY and theirs does not have a dim function.

mtvon2
05-14-2014, 06:55 PM
Would the DRLs be on at night with your headlights on?

mtvon2
05-14-2014, 06:57 PM
I emailed IJDMTOY and theirs does not have a dim function.I like this one the best, but I am not sure how they would actually mount.

Iceman04503
05-14-2014, 10:58 PM
I would hook them up to my high beams so they would only come on with the high beam drl and off when the low beams are on. They come with brackets that are fairly flush to the led housing. Are the fog lightshousings easy to take off?

First MZ
05-15-2014, 01:27 AM
Would the DRLs be on at night with your headlights on?

Yes, the control module comes with a wire that I hooked up to the parking light and the DRLs dim when the parking/headlight is on.

First MZ
05-15-2014, 01:52 AM
I would hook them up to my high beams so they would only come on with the high beam drl and off when the low beams are on. They come with brackets that are fairly flush to the led housing. Are the fog lightshousings easy to take off?

I covered the bumper with masking tape to prevent scratch mark, then pry up one corner of the fog light cover with a flathead screwdriver, slowly pull it up little bit a time by hands, quite easy.
You might need to remove some plastic from the bumper to give way for the DRLS housing. And my advice for mounting the brackets is, do your best to aim the brackets as much as you can to the middle of the bumper, to get the most light output to the direct front of the car. This is the reason why my DRL bars protruded a little at the external end of the fog light cover.

desTROYer
05-15-2014, 05:27 PM
$5.55 shipped, will this work?

http://www.aliexpress.com/item/Free-Shipping-New-2PCS-Super-White-8-LED-Universal-Car-Light-Daytime-Running-Auto-Lamp-DRL/826566166.html

mtvon2
05-16-2014, 11:43 PM
$5.55 shipped, will this work?

http://www.aliexpress.com/item/Free-Shipping-New-2PCS-Super-White-8-LED-Universal-Car-Light-Daytime-Running-Auto-Lamp-DRL/826566166.htmlThose look like they will work but just not my style. For the time being, I think I will replace the existing DRL bulbs with brighter bulbs.

Iceman04503
05-19-2014, 04:32 PM
I bought these for the turn signals:

http://www.superbrightleds.com/moreinfo/tail-brake-turn/1157-switchback-led-bulb--dual-intensity-60-smd-led-tower/1776/4122/

And these for the DRL/high beam:

http://www.superbrightleds.com/moreinfo/daytime-running-lights/hb3-led-bulb--28-led-daytime-running-light-/1276/2954/

The high beams don't work but I rarely use my high beams anyways.